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Lesson Plan Exemplars

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Unit Plan Exemplars

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Websites

Adbusters

Description: From the people who bring you the annually anticipated Buy Nothing Day and TV Turnoff Week, this online web resource is essential for any media studies unit. You'll find spoof-ads, anti-consumerist campaigns, and lots of thought-provoking material for your classroom. Many of the magazine's articles are archived online.

Adbusters

Cause Célèbre: Using Celebrities in Media Campaigns Targeting Teens

Description: In this lesson, students create public service advertisements featuring celebrities to address common concerns among teenagers in their communities. Students then conduct market research to consider the effectiveness of their advertisements. Includes extension activities and interdisciplinary connections.

Cause Célèbre: Using Celebrities in Media Campaigns Targeting Teens

Center for Media Literacy

Description: An extensive collection of valuable resources for teachers embarking on a media literacy unit, or, for the teacher who is striving to make media literacy an integral part of their entire curriculum. The site is well organized with helpful search features and includes a section of "best practices" to showcase the best of media literacy education. You will also find suggestions for professional development in the field of media literacy.

Center for Media Literacy

Media Awareness Network

Description: Resources and support for everyone interested in media and information literacy for young people. Check out the "Web Awareness for Teachers" link to learn how to incorporate web-safety into your class. Also includes a valuable resource for authenticating online information.

Media Awareness Network

PBS Kids - Don't Buy It!

Description: Aimed at a young adult audience, this site has information on advertising tricks, buying smart, and much more.

PBS Kids - Don't Buy It!

Rich Media Files

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